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For nearly 50 years, Social Studies School Service has provided the highest-quality supplemental learning materials for teachers and students. We are committed to providing engaging classroom resources that challenge students to think critically, and we constantly strive to offer adaptable materials that facilitate differentiation and connect with students of every learning style and level. In addition to distributing upwards of 15,000 titles from over 1000 publishers, Social Studies School Service is a leading educational publisher in its own right through its many divisions and imprints:

Nystrom Education
Nystrom's premium maps, globes, atlases, and hands-on programs and activities help students understand their place in the world and their relationship to other peoples and places. Nystrom products provide experiences directly related to academic success and facilitate greater social studies literacy through content that builds both background knowledge and key skills. In addition, the revolutionary StrataLogica series of multi-layered, Web-based maps lets teachers and students explore the Earth in a hands-on, dynamic way that can motivate even the most reluctant of learners.

The Center for Learning
For over 40 years, the Center for Learning has published teacher-written curriculum units for social studies, literature, and writing that engage students and build critical thinking skills. The diverse activities not only promote higher-order learning, but also encourage students to reflect on the ways in which curriculum content connects to their own lives. Learn more…

Interact’s simulations and projects focus on learning through experience, offering motivating, creative activities that are easy to use and modify to fit the needs of your students and curriculum. Written by teachers for teachers, the activities emphasize teamwork and authentic situations as they help students learn how to analyze and communicate information, share knowledge, and exhibit leadership. Learn more…

Good Year Books
Since 1973, Good Year Books has published high-quality resources that nurture all kinds of interests while challenging students with inquiry-based learning methods. Good Year titles help students develop skills beyond mere memorization, encouraging them to think critically and ask questions about the material in front of them. Learn more…

MindSparks produces content-rich units that use primary source materials to promote visual literacy, historical thinking, classroom discussion, small-group interaction, and individual student research projects. In addition to written documents, the curriculum units employ editorial cartoons, photos, paintings, poster art, and other visuals to generate spirited yet carefully ordered classroom interactions. Learn more…

Grounded in the belief that students learn best when they are active participants in their own learning, Storypath units present social studies curricula as a narrative that students help create. Students consider settings and characters role-play and make critical decisions, and use portfolios to read, write, research, and complete other activities. Learn more…

Digital Publishing
Social Studies School Service offers two powerful products that help teachers more effectively fulfill educational goals, meet the needs of the differentiated classroom, and help students actively engage with a rich variety of content:
Active Classroom
Providing a digital alternative to the traditional textbook, Active Classroom’s Web-based curriculum offers thousands of inquiry-based learning modules that give teachers a variety of content, the power to differentiate for ability levels and learning modes, and flexibility in tailoring and managing assignments. Learn more…

Nystrom maps, globes, atlases, and charts come alive in an environment where teachers and students can actively engage with our multi-layered world and easily share content and collaborate in ways never before imagined. Completely Web-based and powered by the Google Earth API, StrataLogica is designed for computers, projectors, and interactive whiteboards. Learn more…

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